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* Donald Gene Booth Arrested for Allegedly Being the “Plaid Bandit” Bank Robber

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An arrest has been made in connection with a series of bank robberies in San Francisco committed by a man dubbed the “Plaid Bandit,” FBI officials said today. Donald Gene Booth, 68, was arrested Tuesday at his home in San Francisco and was scheduled to make his initial appearance this afternoon in San Francisco Superior Court. Booth, who was arrested based on an anonymous tip, has been linked to four bank robberies in San Francisco that occurred on Oct. 6, July 27, June 21 and June 10.


Three of the four robberies were at banks downtown on Montgomery Street and one was on California Street. In the most recent robbery on Oct. 6 at the East West Bank on the 500 block of Montgomery Street, the suspect walked into the bank, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the teller.  The suspect walked with a cane in one of the robberies and was known to wear plaid shirts. The investigation into the robberies was conducted jointly by the FBI and San Francisco police.

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